Praries & Lakes
2010 Census - 1,394
2000 Census - 1,370
Quinlan, Texas
Quinlan Texas History:
In 1882, former Texas Governor O.M. Roberts sold 100 acres of land to the Texas Central Railroad which then built through the area and named the station Roberts. The land was located between the South and Caddo Forks of the Sabine River. After Hetty Green reorganized the railroad as the Texas Midland Railroad, a line was built from Roberts through Greenville to Paris, Texas. Hetty Green’s son abandoned the Roberts station and established a new station the depot town of Quinlan 1.5 miles north of Roberts. Some residents and businesses from Roberts moved to Quinlan to be closer to the train depot. The Quinlan post office was established in 1894. By 1900 Quinlan had 362 residents and was an area retail center. The completion of Lake Tawakoni in the mid-1960s added to Quinlan’s later growth. Many residents are retirees or commute to neighboring towns for work. Quinlan is located between the South and Caddo forks of the Sabine River, 4 miles west of Lake Tawakoni at the intersections of SH 276 (Main Street), SH 35 and SH 34, 41 miles northeast of Dallas, 21 miles east of Rockwall and Lake Ray Hubbard, 33 miles southeast of Wylie and Lake Lavon, 32 miles southeast of Farmersville, 30 miles southeast of Celeste, 17.7 miles southeast of Caddo Mills, 51.5 miles south of Bonham, 16.7 miles south of Greenville, 33 miles southwest of Commerce, 26 miles southwest of Campbell, 17.4 miles southwest of Lone Oak, 22.6 miles west of Emory and Lake Fork, 13.6 miles west of East Tawakoni, 7 miles west of West Tawakoni, 45 miles northwest of Canton, 18 miles northwest of Wills Point, 28 miles northeast of Kaufman, and 16 miles northeast of Terrell, Texas.
Quinlan Community Museum Center:
The museum features exhibits and photos depicting the history of Quinlan. It is housed in the Quinlan Community Library. Open Mon, 12:30pm-5pm; Tue, 9:30am-4:30pm; Thu, 9:30am-4:40pm. (903) 356-1229. 401 E. Richmond Street.
Cotton Pickin' Theater, City of Point, TX:  
This renovated cotton gin hosts the “Shindig Band” each Saturday night at 7:30pm, except the 4th Saturday. Each show features guest vocalists and musicians performing traditional country and gospel songs. On the 4th Saturday of each month the Rural American Idol holds singing competitions for all ages. The 1st and 3rd Saturday nights feature Country music. (903) 598-2571. (903) 598-3296. The theater is located at 223 Locust Street (U.S. 69) in Point, Texas. The City of Point is located on U.S. 69, 6 miles southeast of Lone Oak, 7.5 miles northwest of Emory, 17.8 miles northeast of Quinlan, 11.4 miles northeast of West Tawakoni, and 6 miles northeast of East Tawakoni, Texas. Email  Point Texas Map 
Quinlan Community Library:
A fitness center and the Quinlan Community Museum are located at the library. The library hosts toddler story time, Community Ed classes, a WIC Clinic by appointment, and GED classes. The Immunization Clinic of Hunt County is open the third Wednesday of each month. Open Mon, 12:30pm-5pm; Tue, 9:30am-4:30pm; Thu, 9:30am-4:40pm. (903) 356-1229. Immunization Clinic: (903) 455-4433. The library is located at 401 E. Richmond Street, across from the Masonic Lodge.
Annual Christmas Parade, Dec:
Annual Christmas Lighting Ceremony and Community Celebration in Quinlan, TX, Dec:
Activities at this free event include the lighting of the Christmas tree, professional like photos with Santa, mini train rides, face painting, games, pony rides, a petting zoo, and more. This event is held at 301 Main Street and the Joe Martin Administration building in Quinlan.
McNew Star M Christmas Tree Plantation:
During December they offer a barrel miniature train and a Christmas celebration. During the October and November pumpkin season they offer hayrides and other activities. Farm amenities include a playground, picnic tables, a maze, games, a gift shop, refreshments and outdoor toilets. The farm is available for group events from October through December. (903) 356-2195. 2914 SH 276, Quinlan, 75474
Dalusa Organic Ranch, 120 Acres, Point, TX:
Stephanie McCarter raises 100% organic grass-fed beef. Carter rotates pasture grazing on native Texas grasses, and has two natural ponds for water use. Beef is dry aged for 21 days, wrapped in cellophane instead of plastics, and sold pre-ordered as whole, haves, and split halves. It is sold by the cut on site or from a pick-up site in Dallas near Walnut Hill Lane and North Central Expressway. Cuts are also available at Roy’s Natural Market at 130 Preston Royal Village in Dallas. They also sell organic fed Hereford mixed cows and heifers; photos available by email. (903) 598-6822. The ranch is located at 2755 Rains County Road 1490, Point, Texas, 75472. Email 
Four Winds Steakhouse, Wills Point, TX:
They serve great food in a fine dining environment with great views. The restaurant is located in the ranch house of former Dallas Cowboy Lee Roy Jordan. The chef is Frank Rumore, the former chef at Del Frisco’s. Reservations are available online or by calling after 2pm. (903) 873-2225. 21191 FM 47, Wills Point, 31 miles slightly northwest of Mineola, 18 miles slightly northwest of Grand Saline, 14 miles northwest of Canton, 20 miles northeast of Kaufman, 16 miles slightly southeast of Terrell, 24 miles southwest of Emory and 18 miles southeast of Quinlan, Texas. Wills Point Map; Click to Enlarge  Reviews